1 – Release Notes
This new version of MSI Kombustor brings the support of recent GeForce RTX GPUs (RTX 2080 SUPER, variants of RTX 2060/2070 SUPER). The main user interface has been updated and list of detected GPUs is displayed:
A new PhysX 4 test has been added: PhysX 4 CPU medium++. The main goal of this test is to increase the CPU workload in CPU PhysX mode. With some Core i7/i8/i9, with at least 6 or more physcial cores, the overall core usage was around 50% with previous PhysX 4 CPU medium test. Now the medium++ test increases the overall core usage to around 80%. More boxes have been added and the number of PhysX solver iterations has been pushed up.
The PhysX 4 engine is the latest version 4.1.1 released by NVIDIA few days ago.
The MSI-01 test has now a control panel in demo mode, that offers a free look at mode and the selection of post processing filters. This control panel is not available in benchmarking mode.
And last addition to this new version of Kombustor is a short technical guide (PDF). This guide (msi-kombustor-technical-guide.pdf) is available in MSI Kombustor folder.
MSI Kombustor 4.1.0 is based on the latest GeeXLab 0.29.0.0.
2 – Changelog
Version 188.8.131.52 - 2020.02.12 - disabled artifact scanning with all PhysX 4 tests. Version 184.108.40.206 - 2020.02.12 - fixed a bug in artifact scanning with demo "(GL) msi-01 (burn-in mode)". - fixed a bug in all VRAM stress test demos (like (GL) FurMark-Donut-XXXXMB): now VRAM is correctly filled with data (lot of textures). - updated with latest GeeXLab SDK libs (v0.29.14.0) Version 220.127.116.11 - 2020.01.23 - added support of Radeon RX 5700 XT, Radeon RX 5500 XT, Radeon RX 5600 XT, GeForce RTX 2060 with TU104 GPU and GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER. - updated with latest GeeXLab SDK libs (v0.29.12.0) - fixed screen name bug (always anonymous) in score submission box. Version 18.104.22.168 - 2019.12.12 - fixed the launch of the PhysX 4 test: "(GL) msi-02 (PhysX4 GPU - hard)" - fixed bugs in the Vulkan renderer. - the log file is now saved in user's temp folder (C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp). - updated with latest GeeXLab SDK libs (v0.29.9.0) - added support of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000/4000/5000 Mobile, GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, GeForce RTX 2060/2070/2080 Mobile, Quadro T1000/T2000 Mobile, and AMD Radeon RX 5500. - added support of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER. Version 22.214.171.124 - 2019.10.02 ! fixed a bug in the Vulkan renderer (window resizing). ! updated with latest GeeXLab SDK libs (v0.29.3.0) Version 126.96.36.199 - 2019.08.22 ! added a simple GPU monitoring to the main GUI. + added a control panel to the MSI-01 in demo mode. + added a technical guide (PDF). + added PhysX4 CPU/GPU medium++ test that increases the number of rigid bodies (6000) and increases the PhysX solver interations. + added support of GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER and added new RTX 2060/2070 SUPER. ! improved the Vulkan renderer (bugfixes + minor changes). ! updated with latest GeeXLab SDK libs (v0.29.0.0) including PhysX SDK 4.1.1.